Michaela McNally, with her daughter Maggie, 10 months after contracting the flu and being placed in an induced coma to give birth.

Discredited vaccine advice danger

One mums missed the birth and first week of her baby's life after falling ill to the common flu.

River gets a spruce up

Marlborough District Council contractors remove weed from the Taylor River in Blenheim.

The Marlborough District Council have been working hard to winter-proof the waterway.

Boutique wineries in the running

Boutique Marlborough wineries can now enter a leading wine competition.

Marlborough's newest treasure

A Marlborough artist who "dips her brush into her heart" has been honoured as Marlborough's newest living cultural treasure.

New cycle path started

New route aims to add to Marlborough's appeal as a cycle tourism destination.

Wheeler replaces Milne in squad

Opportunity knocks again for pace bowler Ben Wheeler, after injury ruled out Adam Milne.

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News

'Blizzard-like' blast

Snow is forecast for parts of the country tonight.

10:27 PM  It's time to snuggle up in front of the fire, as a cold wintry blast makes its way up the country.

Top talent celebrated

Marlborough 4 Fun has high hopes for its fourth annual "Marlborough's Top Talent" night. 

Marlborough colleges channelling the Bard

Muso's art exhibition in Picton

Sport

Table topping Aussies deal to Tactix again in Blenheim

Mwai Kumwenda secures a pass for the Mainland Tactix despite the presence of Queensland Firebirds goal keep Laura Geitz when their sides met at Marlborough Lines Stadium in Blenheim on Sunday night in the penultimate week of the Trans-Tasman Championship round robin.

11:52 PM  The Mainland Tactix and Marlborough netball fans will be left with a feeling of déjà vu following Sunday night’s Trans-Tasman Championship match in Blenheim.

Saturday sport wrap

It was another busy Saturday for Marlborough’s sporting clubs, with plenty of action both in this province and in Nelson.

Football

Marlborough romp to 7-0 win in Nelson

Despite some notable absences, Marlborough Development easily overcame a young Nelson College Academy XI 7-0 in Nelson on Saturday.

Opinion

See you around

Steve Mason competing in the Forrest Graperide, one of the many events and adventures he has been part of during five years as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Steve Mason says goodbye as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Letters to the editor

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in in Blenheim and the use of poison for pest control.

The Court of Appeal has ruled John Banks was the vicitm of a miscarriage of justice.

Questions remain in Banks case

John Banks' colourful talk of a "jihad" does not mean he should never have been charged.

Business

Vehicle dealership tops provinces

Award winning Wadsco Motors staff, from left, Sam Simpson, Greg Thomas, Jared Morris, Rosie Butt and Simon Muir.

Blenheim Holden dealership wins national awards for top provincial sales.

Farmlands moves to bigger Blenheim store

A rapidly increasing customer base has seen Farmlands in Marlborough move into bigger premises at Westwood Business Park.

Crown Sheet Metals welder Nick Herdman works on one of the 500,000 litre wine blending tanks for Drylands Winery in Blenheim.

Huge tanks destined for winery

Blenheim engineering firm set for one of its biggest projects ever, making four 500,000 litre tanks for the wine industry. 

Your Marlborough

Across the Tasman: Steve Gallop

Former Marlburian Steve Gallop is enjoying life in his adopted country.

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series talking to ex-Marlburians now living across the ditch.

Blenheim bar hosts eco-art night

An exhibition with an eco-friendly twist is opening in Blenheim's Scotch Bar on Thursday.

Olives do well in Marlborough's climate - so why not try planting a tree and pickling your own?

COLUMN: In a pickle

It’s very satisfying to pickle your own olives. There are a few different ways of doing this but the goal is always the same; to leach out a substance called oleopicrine, which gives olives their bitter taste.

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